IonCube Loader is a tool, that is needed to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application designed to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal usage. A large number of script-driven applications, in particular community forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, you have to ensure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it is not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is available on all the web servers that are part of our cloud website hosting platform, so irrespective of the Linux shared hosting that you pick during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complicated. The exact same section will allow you to pick the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2), and in case you choose to move to some other version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is really flexible, you can even set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you'd like to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team will help you very quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Due to the fact that all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you will be able to use any script app which requires this software tool so as to run efficiently. With a couple of clicks in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you're able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for the account. Because we support several versions of PHP at the same time, you'll need to do that each and every time you switch to a different release, and when you revert back to a release which you've already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. If you have multiple sites inside the same account and they require different releases of PHP, you are able to create a php.ini file in each domain folder and with a couple of lines of program code you're able to define both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the website hosting account as a whole.